Bringing you the top 10 most-read storied by ThePrint in August:
After India’s Article 370 move, senior fellow at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies Abhijit Iyer-Mitra used satellite-based open-source intelligence (OSINT) to predict that Pakistan was planning something sinister in retaliation. The potential of a response, Iyer-Mitra writes, is “in order to relieve the domestic political humiliation that the Pakistani army and its ‘selected’ prime minister are facing.”
As former Union minister P. Chidambaram faces arrest for alleged corruption in the INX Media case, Shivam Vij takes you through a list of 7 politicians with corruption charges that the CBI and ED won’t raid. “The Modi government’s selective pursuit of justice against corruption is a witch-hunt,” he writes.
In her provocative new series for ThePrint titled #LettersFromPakistan, freelance Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat argues that even thirty years on, Pakistan’s Kashmir policy has borne no fruits for regular Pakistanis, other than polarising society and instilling hate against India.
“It was a midnight coup at 11 am,” is how Shivam Vij describes the fateful day of August 5, when Home Minister Amit Shah introduced a bill repealing the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir. Terming the Modi government’s move as undemocratic, in this widely-shared opinion, Vij tells us why we should be “very afraid.”
ThePrint’s senior associate editor Snehesh Alex Philip reports on what has been one of the bloodiest years for the Indian Air Force — with 22 personnel losing their life in as many as 10 crashes involving 11 aircraft.
Indrani Mukerjea is a survivor and her allegations against the Chidambarams may well be a part of her strategy to save herself or reduce her sentence, writes Kaveree Bamzai.
P. Chidambaram’s arrest in the INX media case and the subsequent drama that unfolded dominated media headlines for over a week. Read this August 22 report for a quick summary of how the saga began.
ThePrint’s Kritika Sharma and Sanya Dhingra report that the RSS has urged the Modi government to do away with the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and replace the interview with a psychological test, so that those who write the exam in Hindi are not at a disadvantage.
Between electromagnetic emissions, radio intercepts & eyewitness accounts, aviation writer & veteran IAF fighter pilot Sameer Joshi takes us through the 8 undeniable signs that IAF Abhinandhan shot down a Pakistani F-16 in the Balakot skirmish.
Expect furious media reactions on Article 370 being repealed, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra tells readers, “but as far as foreign governments go, all you will get is indifference or silence, and silence is acquiescence.”